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Talk Nation Radio: Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America

Published July 31, 2013

Judith Newman is, together with Allen Hornblum and Gregory Dober, author of Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America.
She discusses the background for and the extent of non-consentual
experimentation on human beings, in particular underprivileged children,
in the United States through the twentieth century.

Judith Newman has been a faculty member at Penn State's Abington College
for 36 years and has been the recipient of several outstanding teaching
awards during that time. Dr. Newman teaches a wide array of life-span
developmental courses, from Infancy and Early Childhood to Adult
Development and Aging. She also teaches an Ethics course for students
entering the mental health field.

For a discussion that touches on current forced sterilization of women in California prisons see last week's program at


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